PALMYRA, Maine&nbsp- Several police agencies responded to a report of an armed robbery in Palmyra shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Somerset County Sheriff’ s Department Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi confirmed late Tuesday that a lone male entered a Lang Hill Road home and demanded money from a female.

He would not confirm radio communications between dispatchers and police that indicated a knife was used and that the woman was tied up.

He also would not confirm similar radio traffic that indicated the woman was told if she did not hand over money, the robber was going to harm her grandchild who lived in a nearby town. Gottardi did state that the woman was not injured and that a number of deputies were on scene and in the area, searching for the male who fled the home on foot.

Gottardi said more information would be released later today.

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